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No coronavirus cases at Dauphin County Prison, spokeswoman confirms; video visitation extended


There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Dauphin County Prison, county press secretary Amy Richards told the Press & Journal on Sunday.

However, Dauphin County Prison is extending its service of free video visitation for inmates and their loved ones during the pandemic. The service started in March.

With the county’s video visitation vender GTL, the facility provides 15 minutes of free video visitation per week. The 15 minutes renews every Sunday at midnight. The 15 minutes can be used at the inmate’s discretion (for example, one 15-minute video visit, or three visits of 5 minutes).

To access the program, go to Video Visit On the Go by GTL.

The suspension of inmate transfers to and from the prison also has been extended until further notice. The transfer suspension began April 11 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.